Huntsville Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Women's Pavilion • 910 Adams St., Suite 100 • Huntsville, AL 35801 • (256) 265-0880
Hours of service: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed for lunch Noon – 1 p.m.)

Patient packet          Referral form for physicians


Margaret Carter, MD, MSc, FACOG
Margaret Carter, MD, MSc
Kathryn Garcia, CRNP
Kathryn Garcia, CRNP
Valerie Hulgan, CRNP
Valerie Hulgan, CRNP

Dr. Margaret F. Carter, as a physician for Huntsville Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine, provides medical evaluation and treatment for women whose pregnancies may have an increased risk of complications. Both outpatient visits and inpatient consultations are offered for maternity patients.  Dr. Carter is double-board certified in Maternal Fetal Medicine and OB/GYN. She completed her medical school and residency training in New Orleans and her Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Carter leads a team of clinical specialists including certified nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and registered medical sonographers specializing in high-risk pregnancy scans. Dr. Carter is well published in her field of medicine with interests in maternal obesity and diabetes and understanding the risks associated with preterm delivery.  Since her arrival in Huntsville, Dr. Carter has exhibited a commitment to the community through serving on hospital committees, leadership roles for community organizations, board memberships for organizations, and consistent philanthropic giving.

Consultations are provided for:

  • Routine prenatal diagnosis
  • Maternal age of 35 and older
  • Previous pregnancy complications
  • Multiples
  • Possible birth defect
  • Family history of a genetic condition
  • Chronic or acute medical disease such as diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune disease or clotting disorder
  • Current obstetric condition such as short cervix, preterm labor or abnormal placenta
  • At the request of your OB/GYN upon admission to the hospital with pregnancy complications

Scheduling appointments

MFM consultations are by appointment only and initially made through your obstetrician’s or primary care physician’s office.

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Current insurance card and photo ID
  • Completed new patient packet

Canceling appointments

To cancel an appointment, please notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance. This is an important courtesy to others waiting to schedule an appointment.


Services provided by Huntsville Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine are covered by most insurance plans. Please call your insurance provider if you have any questions about your policy.